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Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Flowers, Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2008 England trip
Theme(s): A day on the Dorset coast - Paul & Horia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-30 6:21
Viewed: 5316
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just checking in again a little bit :)

I'm still here and i'm popping in on TN once in a while, but still with time only to look at some photos and that's it :(
I do what to thank everyone for their time and nice words on my previous photos! I know i haven't had time to return my critiques, but i hope this is only a passing stage.

Anyway, this is another shot i took on my last trip to England.
Here you have the Old Harry Rocks you've seen in other photos (probably better than this), but it's a place i really loved and that look MUCH better in real life, so i thought i post this shot :) There was a little wind so that made the flowers from the FG a bit blurry...but i'm still happy with the result since this is the original shot (no crop at all).

Hope you'll like it :)

You can check out some more photos i took here on my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1.6 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 7 PM
Weather conditions: cloudy

PaulH, ramthakur, Juyona, eqshannon, eng55, uleko, Jamesp, iris, marhowie, reina, cicindela has marked this note useful
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-30 6:26]
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Hi Horia,
you can almost see my house from here ;o) Great to see another shot from this spot from somebody else - maybe we should create a joint theme on our days shooting?? Great POV and even though the light wasn't great, your composition has more than made up for it and produced a top shot. Well done my friend, looking forward to the ones from Kimmeridge..

Hello Horia,
The composition and the depth are excellent.
You used the Cokin filters very well.
The yellow flowers in the foreground are effective and add colour to the image. The OOF from the latter are probably due to the wind in combination with the long shutter speed.
Well done

Hi Horia,
I was thrilled to gather that some of you TNers were together at Dorset in the middle of this month.
I envy you for having the pleasure of looking at vistas such as this one and thank you for sharing with us a picture of this place.
Talking about the picture, I think this is the most unusual point of view that results into a masterpiece. I love that flowers-strewn triangle of land in the foreground.
The colours and contrasts endow this image with a high level of aesthetic richness that is rare to see on TN.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to England.
Best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-30 6:43]

Hola amigo,
hermoso trabajo,
pov. y dof, bello paisaje...
interesante composición.
saludos Horia

Your technique certainly meshes well with Paul's in this arena...Very nicely seen..it has a double meaning...perhaps you are a Prince Harry fan?:-) Just a tongue in cheek humour...a fine image and super DOF Horia. You did well on your trip. Glad to see you back posting.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-30 8:36]

Hi Horia,
Magnificent seascape.POV,use of perspective,large DOF,exposure,colors and visual impact are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-30 10:07]

Hello Horia,
This was certainly worth going to England for!! Brilliant capture of this unique seascape from a superb viewpoint with the yellow flowers in the foreground as a contrast to the dark sea and the white cliffs. Great sharpness and superb light and colours. Excellent work!
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-30 12:01]

Hi Horia,

A long time ago,but I see you manage quite well,a nice land/sea scape with the typical white english cliffs,well captured and tfs


oh wow, what a fabulous scene. Great composition and colors

I really like this shot, it has very good DOF, and your compisition is great. I love your photo's, they seem to be of such good quality and taken to perfection. Well done!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-30 22:46]

Hi Horia

A beautiful shot of this classic view. Very reminiscent of Paul's style.

I have walked this path many times.


Hi Horia,
yet another stunner. As I mentioned to Paul, when he posted his cloudy day photo, I actually like the lighting in it. The same like to the light I have in yours. The very soft light just gives this great soft feel to it. The thick layer of clouds does have good texture and makes the sky perfect. I love the motion captured in the flowers and how the color of the flower seems to return in different parts of the composition.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-05-31 23:29]

Hi Horia, very nice landscape shot, like your composition, with the movement in the back of the picture and the flowers in the left front. TFS Reina

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-02 1:09]

Wow! Great capture, Horia!
I learnt about Old Harry in several geography lessons in my life and once even had the chance to go there on a school trip but something happened which meaned I couldn't go :-(
Excellent clarity and detail.
Superb moody sky and a great atmosphere.
Brilliant light.
Great FG interest.

Superb work, Horia!

Looking forward to more :-)


Hello Horia,
Exellent composition and very good low point of view, beautiful colors and nice clarity, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, great shot.

Hello Horia,
Marked long time ago, but because of lack of time (many field works last weeks) with no chance to write something till now :)
First of all - it is nice to see that your trip to UK was so great and successful! Many beautiful places were seen by you as I see.
According to the picture - lovery composition and great light.
All the best from Lodz my Friend!

PS. A longer email will be sent to you very soon, incluging answer for question about article and dragonfly larvae :)

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